Pickering, Leonard Norman

Pickering, Leonard Norman

February 14th, 2021

Passed away peacefully, with his wife and equally favorite daughters by his side, on February 14, 2021.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Judith (nee Frith); children: Tom (Ann), Dawn (Sam) and Victoria (Billy); grandchildren: Daniel, Matthew, Chelsea, Maudrey, and Megan; sisters Grace Denomme and Rena Treumner; daughter-in-law Cathy, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.

Leonard was many things to many people. He was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and brother-in-law. But more than that he was a port in any storm, the voice of reason, a kick in the pants, unconditional love, and even our own personal toolman. Leonard lived simply, taking joy in his family and personal accomplishments. He was happiest at home or at the “trailer” surrounded by friends and family.

In a management position for many years at Multi Fittings, Leonard earned the reputation of being hardworking, and tough but fair. This was also his management style in life. Every member of the family still cringes at the thought of being the recipient of “the look”, but also smiles remembering how big a softie he was when he thought no one was looking. Leonard touched many lives with his gentle presence.

Based on his own wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral or other ceremony, in his own words “don’t make a fuss”. Those who wish to honour his memory are asked to consider a donation to the St. Joseph’s Hospice, where Leonard spent his final days being cared for by angels. Angels who guided us with their wisdom and knowledge, allowing us to be the best advocates for our Dad on this journey; or to a charity of their choice.

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Lynda CottonI am so sorry to hear about Len. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lynda CottonI am so sorry to hear about Len. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Feda BiraniSaying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May you find comfort in all the special memories shared. Remember to lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved.
Weam MeddouiMy deepest condolences to the Pickering Family. May Leonard rest in peace. Thinking of you and the family.
Denise RockDeepest condolences to all of you. Our mom had many happy memories of uncle Leonard. Darlene, David and Denise Rock
Sharon EmmettJudith and family, my sincere sympathy in the loss of your much loved husband, father and grandfather! Leonard always brought his sense of humour to all family functions and he will be missed. May Gods love surround you and comfort you always. Much love, Sharon
N0rm and Linda EaglesonJudy ,Tom ,Dawn and Victoria, Sending our sympathy in your loss of Uncle Leonard , you always could count on Leonard to be the one that organized the kids games at the family picnics or to be Master of ceremonies at family weddings . We are thinking of you today and in the days ahead.
Joanne PasmaDawn and Family. My condolences with the passing of your dad. Prayers for you as you grieve this enormous loss. A big hug to you my friend.. Thinking about you all!
Mary LiberatoreDawn & Family, my sincere condolences of the passing of your father, may you find comfort in the memories he has left behind. Thinking of you and a warm and heartfelt hug.
Monica RomeoDawn: what a beautiful tribute to your father. Sending you my heartfelt condolences for this enormous loss. You are in my thoughts. Monica
Mary (Connor) and Bill DivinskiWhat a beautiful tribute. We are so sorry to hear of you great loss.
Sherri BissonJudy ,Tom ,Dawn and Victoria, Daniel.Sending our sympathy in your loss of Leonard , We are thinking of you today and in the days ahead. Sending our love and prayers. Love Sherri, John,Victoria Bisson &Evan Clahane.
Clare FraserI was very sorry to read of Leonard's passing. I met Len over 50 years (55?) ago when he was representing a plastic parts manufacturer (on Wellington Road, I think) and I was in the purchasing department at Kelvinator on Dundas St. London. My hometown is Parkhill and somehow or other we made the connection of being from the same general area - actually I think I asked Len about his name because I knew of other Pickering family members from north of Parkhill. I remember Len as being serious, yet very easy to talk and do business with. My sincere condolences to all the family.
Angela MooreDawn, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your Father. I know you will be the rock that your Mom will need during this very difficult time. I want you to know that I am thinking about you and your family. Just know, in time it will get easier as your heart heals for this loss. Sending you a very big hug.
Tammy PattersonDawn, Maya and Family, I am very sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. Please know that the team at Longworth and I are all thinking of you and holding you close to our hearts.
Alice Claro-SousaDawn, My deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. We at Dorchester Terrace will be thinking of you through these days ahead. You and your family will be close to our hearts.
Mike and JoAnne PickeringSending condolences, hugs and love to judith and family. Uncle Lenard was one of our favourites always a kind word and smile! Loved getting to see family at the summer picnics. Rest in peace with all you brothers and sisters! Mike and JoAnne
Cathy PickeringJudith and family, Leonard will be sadly missed but remembered with love, respect and the fondest of memories by all who knew him. I miss my computer guru already. May he rest in peace. Warm hugs. Cathy and family.
Sue Fox BeckettDearest Judith and family sending my love and warm thoughts your way. May the years of love and memories help you through the difficult days. Big Hugs to all - Sue
Al and Carol KishDear Judith and family, We are so sorry to hear about Leonard. Although our paths haven't crossed for many years, we always wondered if you still had your trailer in Port Elgin. We often thought about stopping by, but unfortunately didn't get to do it. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this sad time. Al and Carol Kish
Sally & Basil kellyOur deepest sympathy to Judith and family Sally and Basil
Karen SwartzOur deepest condolences on the loss of your husband and father. We have such fond memories from our days at Dundas Street United. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. The Swartz Family
Rev C E Keith RameshwarJudith, Dawn, Victoria and Tom: Lydia and I were saddened to learn of Leonard's passing tonight February 22nd in a link to the obituary from the Church Office at Dundas Centre. We have known the family from the time we met in 1996 when I came to the Church as Minister. Since then there have been many occasions when I performed both weddings and funerals for the Frith and Pickering Families. The obituary described him well and we will remember his easy smile and willingness to talk about just about anything whenever we met. Holding the family in our prayer for 'the peace that passes all understanding,' Rev Keith and Lydia
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